Environmental Paper Company Index 2015

EPCI 2015

WWF recognizes the transparency of 31 manufacturers, together producing:

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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


WWF´s EPCI looks at the environmental aspects of a company´s policies and targets,
as well as the environmental performance of the overall production.

The EPCI participants in 2015

WWF has invited 80 of the world´s most important and strategically relevant pulp and paper manufacturers to disclose their ecological footprint in the EPCI 2015. 31 manufacturers this year took leadership in transparency in the EPCI 2015, up from 25 in 2013 and 15 in 2011. See the list of participants and non-participants.

Why the EPCI?

The EPCI is a tool for companies who are striving for continual improvement of their environmental performance for pulp and paper production and want to be recognized publicly for their leadership in transparency.

  • Allows producers to publicly showcase leadership in transparency, informing buyers of paper, investors and other stakeholders that the company takes environmental responsibility seriously
  • Promotes continual improvement in the pulp and paper sector
  • Provides valuable feedback from an international environmental organisation on a company's pulp and paper production, assisting companies to reflect on their sustainability goals and targets
  • Aims to motivate and reward company efforts towards sustainability
  • Helps track company's and also the sector's journey towards more sustainability and credits progress

“At IKEA we value transparency and find company and product information like those present on the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index and Check your Paper useful to inform our supply chain analysis.”

The Pulp and Paper Industry can be a leader in sustainability

Forest-based industries are key to conserving forests and can take leadership in a “green” economy based on renewable resources. For this, production forests need to be managed to the highest ecological and social standards, and the use and recovery of wood products must become more efficient.

The EPCI recognizes the transparency and progress of participating companies over time. Results are presented per company in a non-comparative way and in alphabetical order.

Next EPCI: 2017

The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index is published biannually. It credits transparency and continual improvement over time and does not directly compare companies. WWF invites other companies to disclose their performance at any time between now and EPCI 2017.